§ucaba - Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
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Reviews by Teleweizen2:
4.1/5 rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
A - pours a deep brown mahogany. Almost completely opaque. Nearly two fingers worth of tan foam.
S - the aroma is rife with caramel in all its Gooey and sticky glory. Barrel notes are prominent as well. Notes of splinters and vanilla. Classic dark fruit character of raisins, dates and figs. Hints of whole grain bread. Slight nutty character.
T - doughy and slightly sweet caramel malt flavors coat the tongue. Big flavors of wood and vanilla in the centet. Delicately sweet fruit flavors enter as well with notes of cherries, raisins, and dates. Some peppery spice notes of alcohol throughout especially the backend and finish which also exhibits notes of caramel and dried fruit.
M - fuller side of medium bodied. Slick texture. Medium carbonation.
O - excellent barrel aged ale. One of my favorites. Went perfectly with some english stilton.
Serving type: bottle
07-24-2013 11:38:28 | More by Teleweizen2
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4.3/5 rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
A - Very dark ruby red. Head was a a little soapy and coarse-grained for my liking.
S - Predominantly sweet and fruity. Fruitiness is of raisins and sherry. Sweetness is of maple and caramel. My favourite part of this beer.
T - I'm picking up the sherry-fruitiness from the nose, although not any one fruit in particular. Not as sweet as I would have expected and not particularly sweet overall. I was hoping for a little more vanilla, a little more coconut and a little more spice. Where this beer is not found wanting is in tobacco flavours. This beer had me racking my brain to see if I had a cigar stashed somewhere in the house. It's sort of dirty and a tad leathery but I like it. A little bitter malt and bitter bourbon on the finish as well.
M - Thick enough, but like the rest of the beer it's just not quite there.
O - At first I was quite disappointed, however this beer definitely benefits from time spent in the glass. The most relatable beer I've had to Sucaba lately was Fremont's Bourbon Abominable, which for me, was clearly the superior beer. This was malty, sweet and sherry-like with nice tobacco notes, but I wanted more bourbon, coconut, vanilla, oak and spice. Sadly it did not live up to expectation.
Serving type: bottle
07-24-2014 08:51:42 | More by abeeronthebeach
§ucaba from Firestone Walker Brewing Co.
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